Monday, January 9, 2012

Blood Divided is now out in Print! and on sale at BN!

Blood Divided - Book two in the Soul Born Saga

I am very happy to announce that the sequel to SOUL BORN, book two in my dark epic fantasy series, BLOOD DIVIDED is now out in print.

There exists an ancient elven proverb, dating before the time of man. Life and death, like day and night, meet at a point where they blend into one. It is that brief moment when anything is possible.

There was a time when four sparks of life burned brighter than the sun itself. Megan was born with power, Lucien born with station. Autumn was born full of life, while Nathan was entwined with death.

Peace has come and gone... The conflicts of old have returned-rejuvenated and driven. This is the beginning of the end. The children of Karn have come of age, and now they will take part in shaping the fate of Illyia.

Will they join forces, or with blood will they be divided?


Blood Divided takes place twenty years after Soul Born and it follows the next generation: Opal's children and Tala's children. This story will introduce new characters, but will also keep you up to date with your favorites from book one. Some of the flashbacks in Blood Divided will give hints to what has occurred between books, and tease what is to come in book three.

I like to say that the Soul Born Saga is as much the tragic tale of Opal as it is a story of survival for Tala, the other main character. Of course, in Blood Divided you will meet another main player... Vasche. His life was shaped by events in book one and (spoiler alert) he will be a force to be reckoned with in book threee.

Here is a tiny excerpt from pages 5-6;

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Autumn jogged through the city on her way to the harbor, her movements so precise and graceful, that the hundreds of people around could not help but stare. Autumn was an incredible beauty. Her half-elf blood gave her an exquisiteness nearly matching that of her mother’s. Her long blonde curly hair had a slight tint of green that caught the sun and sparkled like precious jewels on sunny days like this one. Unlike her brother, Autumn looked more elven than human. It was a small blessing, as this helped her gain more acceptance from both the human and elven communities. The only visible human characteristic she displayed was her brown eyes. True elves were never born with brown eyes. It was a detail she good-naturedly referred to as her curse.



Autumn did not have to wear a crown; traveling merchants, soldiers, tavern owners, and farmers alike all knew who she was and always greeted her kindly with a smile and cheery hello. All of Kel Tora treasured the princess, and she loved them in return, donating both her time and coin when possible.


“The ships are almost here. You better hurry, Princess Autumn!” a farmer yelled to her as she jogged up to his stand.


Autumn snatched up an apple in her left hand as she ran past. Still moving, she twisted around long enough to give the farmer a quick wave and a giggle. As she faced forward, another farmer pulling a goat through the crowds blocked her path. Unshaken, Autumn continued to run toward the obstacle before her. In her eyes there was no quandary; instead, it was a perfect opportunity to show off one of her greatest skills. As Autumn was only three steps from colliding with the goat, she bent down, planting her hands in the dirt. Whipping her legs up over her body, the princess performed a handspring over the farm animal.


In her mind, it was nothing but a simple move she had mastered long ago, but the crowds around her saw it as truly amazing. As she planted her feet firmly on the ground and centered her weight to regain balance, the citizenry who had watched her began to applaud.


Autumn stopped her race through town for just a moment, and took a quick bow before jogging toward the harbor.


“That girl is phenomenal,” a farmer stated to a young customer at his stand.

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Who is Autumn? She is the princess of Kel Tora and the whole island continent of Illyia. She is also Tala's daughter.

Intrigued? Check it out. Amazon and BN both have it listed. More online sites will follow soon.

Blood Divided at Amazon.com 

Blood Divided at BN.com      
 
 
Thanks all,
 
Kevin James Breaux
http://www.kevinbreaux.com/